Veach found his man: DeSean Jackson from the University of California. Jackson, who was a consensus All-American as a sophomore but struggled as a junior, was not garnering a ton of attention by some NFL teams because of his lack of size and strength.
“I think Brett saw himself in DeSean,” Oravitz said. “He saw an undersized, under-appreciated punt returner, kick returner who just needed a chance.”
The pilot store combines a “curated product mix, in-store services and both physical and digital Nike experiences for consumers,” all in one location with a Kansas City focus. When customers enter the store they will see a large “Just Do It KC” sign spelled out in the wood slats on the ceiling. Kansas City Royals apparel is showcased front-and-center, with Kansas City Chiefs items waiting on the sidelines.
When Ron Parker first moved to Kansas City, he couldn’t move around town without being recognized as an NFL player.
But the autograph seekers thought they had nabbed Jamaal Charles — the Chiefs’ Pro Bowl running back — and not the then little-known defensive back from Beaufort. Both had dreadlocks, Parker explained.
Much has changed since those early days. Parker signed a five-year, $30 million contract to stay with the Chiefs in 2015.
Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will appear on the Steve Harvey-hosted show, alongside Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson and Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas.
"I got to play in the first game there, and threw the first touchdown pass in that stadium to Kent Lashley," Eckert said. "We beat Southeastern 28-20."
Lashley was drafted in the 12th round by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1967.
You could say his fame comes from an unexpected place. Before music took over, Hunt was a quarterback at the University of Alabama-Birmingham and was invited to the Kansas City Chiefs’ training camp. His career flip is serving him well.
Per Next Gen Stats, Smith attempted his average 2016 third-down pass 2.27 yards short of the first-down sticks, which ranked 29th among 33 qualifying quarterbacks.
This year, Alex Smith is the only member of the Kansas City Chiefs who will be taking his turn on the links, but he’ll be joined by other former Chiefs also set to make an appearance. Former running back Marcus Allen, who played for Kansas City from 1993 to 1997 after also playing against them with the Oakland Raiders for the majority of his career, will be playing.